Ayla's Cake Smash Photography Session at Bumps Baby Beyond, Leicester
This time i thought it would be nice to have a blog from mums point of view, I asked Alison to write a short routine of their session with us and how she thought her daughters cakesmash was so ill hand it over to her...
"Their first birthday is massive milestone, it’s not only about the fact of them turning one but it marks the day that we survived the first year of parenthood!!
Due to our house falling through recently we moved in with my in-laws, therfore a birthday party was out of the question so I began to think of other ideas. The one that always stood out was a cake smash, from day one when I had this little bean inside me I knew I wanted to have one done. The only other question left was, what photographer am I going to use?
After knowing bianca and seeing her work first hand it was out of the question to look for anyone else. After all she ticked every last thing box, from colour scheme’s, to cake designs and outfits, to what she offered and how every last thing was covered. Everything was there in place to ensure that the cake smash session was tailored to our little girl. We even got a ‘’what to expect guide’’ which made me feel at ease straight away knowing I had an idea of what to expect.
As the day arrived I was so excited; probably more excited than Ayla (my little girl)! When we arrived at the studio we was welcomed in, it was all set up, lovely and warm with outfits ready for our pre cake smash photos and i got given a section to choose from. My most favourite out of all the props defiantly had to be the wooden bowl Ayla sat in, Bianca captured the moment perfectly as Ayla looked directly into the camera with a cheeky expression.
After the pre cake smash photos we went onto the main event, the cake smashing part!!
This is the part that surprisingly usually takes the longest for little ones to accept, but don’t mind if I blow my own trumpet by saying, that I followed Bianca’s tips by giving Ayla cupcakes loaded with butter icing prior to the session to ensure Ayla didn’t freak out at the texture of the cake, which she didn’t, thank goodness!! Oh and the cake, WOW it was scrummy, and exactly what I had said I wanted. Me being me, I wanted different styles of cakes putting together and that is exactly what I got complete with a princess crown on top...we even got to take some home with us! Thanks Dina 'click here' for her cake page (trust me she is the best in town!)
Bianca captured all the best bits with Ayla chomping away and even her tiny, caked up toes.
It was so fun... for both of us.
After the messy part was done the bath tub came out. This was such a fun and easy way to clean Ayla up after all that mess she had made. It was so nice not to have to worry if she splashed too much or if water went everywhere, Ayla was allowed to just do what she liked.
My most favourite photo from this all was when Ayla splashed and Bianca snapped mid splash.
It truly was such a happy, fun experience from start to finish.
It is one thing I would do over and over again if I could and of course thanks all goes to Bianca for everything she did for our session start to finish including all the contact from when we booked right through to our products."
I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much to Alison for taking the time to describe what her session was like and I hope this gives you an insight to out Cake Smash Sessions here at Bumps Baby Beyond :) Here is a little video from her session